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Police officers mistake chocolate cake for drugs

Thu, 24 Mar 2011

Man claims he was taken to Police Headquarters after a chocolate cake was misidentified as drugs
Man claims he was taken to Police Headquarters after a chocolate cake was misidentified as drugs

It's alleged police have mistakenly arrested a man for being in possession of a controlled substance, which later turned out to be a chocolate cake.

 

The man who doesn't wish to be named told Energy FM News he was parked outside G&D's Bar in Douglas last night when officers stopped to speak to him about minor motoring matters.

 

The police then asked him if they could search his car, to which the man agreed.

 

The motorist claims he was then cuffed and told he was being arrested for possession of a controlled substance before being put in a police van.

 

He says at this time, the officers didn't show him what they had found.

 

The 27 year old man was taken to the police station and booked into custody.

 

It was then he says that police admitted there'd been a mistake and what they had actually found in the car was a piece of cake in a clear plastic bag, which his 3 year old son had brought home from nursery.

 

The man says a huge wave of relief came over him at this point, but he was then left angry about his ordeal.

 

He is now looking to make a complaint.

 

Police say they have no comment to make at this time as they wouldn't want to prejudice any complaint process.

 

 

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